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ISO 41001 Facility Management Systems

The Genesis of a New Era

To coincide with ISO World Standards Day on 13 October, watch this video on why you need to get onboard with the ISO 41000 series of Facility Management standards. Watch interviews with Stan Mitchell and Duncan Waddell, past-chairman and chairman respectively of the ISO Technical Committee on Facility Management as they explain the importance of…
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FM on the strategic level

Delays are commonplace, but not for the latest international standard, ISO 41014, which was published on time. ISO 41014 Development of a Facility Management Strategy is the detailed treatment of FM strategy which was identified as a key component of any Facility Management System in ISO 41001 published in 2018. The new standard fills a…
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Beware of geeks bearing certificates

As the saying goes, if it seems too good to be true it probably is. While not as widespread as diploma and degree mills in higher education, certificate mills producing impressive-looking ISO-styled certificates on quality, environmental and energy management are on the rise. Why spend months implementing a new management system to improve your facility…
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New FM international standard

The time is fast approaching when the International Standards Organization (ISO) will publish its next facility management standard. ISO 41014 describes how a strategy for facility management can be developed to provide direction and support for the core business of organizations large and small. Designed for facility management organizations (FMOs) on either the client (i.e.…
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Facility user behavior can make all the difference

An international standard that will provide guidance on how to encourage appropriate behavior in the use of facilities is under development. The proposed standard, ISO 41015, is likely to be published in late 2020 and will provide recommendations on the many ways in which facilities can be more efficient and cost-effective without impacting negatively on…
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FMs join the best

The publication of the international standard ISO 41001 Facility Management – Management Systems, has helped to elevate the FM industry to the highest level in management terms. ISO 41001 is a recent addition to ISO’s management system standards (MSS) and sits alongside ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, ISO 50001 Energy…
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